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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

H WORDS AS CONCEPTS





Three short narratives.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

 'H' is for hunger and more.

The word ‘hunger’ denotes a scourge, which has been raging unabated in some parts of the world for a long time. Isn’t it ironical and tragic that at many places, food is surplus and goes waste and at other places the starving millions can’t afford two square meals a day. It is in fact, happening due to utter disregard, apathy, maladministration, faulty distribution systems, inadequate storage facilities and egotistic attitude of the people at the helm of affairs. Quite a lot has been done by some rich counties to alleviate the hunger pangs of the people, affected by drought, floods, internal unrest, external warfare and old agricultural practices. However, long-term and drastic, remedial measures need to be put in place, as the problem is gigantic. Conversely, the hunger for equal opportunities, fair play, social justice, spirituality and modernity, still, is a distant dream for a large number of people in the world.
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Those who don’t know history are bound to repeat it. Edmund Burke


H is also for ‘history.’ The archives of world history enfold numerous eras representing their own specific cultures, worldviews and events. We find them chronicled in history books. In short, history is a saga of all that happened in the past. History has recorded the holocausts, world wars and several fabricated tragedies, which added to the human misery to no end. These are painful blots on the face of humanity. However, the tragedy for the human race is that, it neither pauses to ponder nor learns any lessons from the devastating mistakes of the world leaders of the past. No wonder, ‘history repeats itself.’  Moreover, we write our history every day.

“Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.”
― Mother Teresa

'H' stands for the word ‘human’ too. Being human connotes the qualities of love, kindness, empathy and above all a desire to help others. It is said that if you want to be happy, then be a doer and bring some joy in other peoples' lives. Rightly opined, that what you give comes back to you with interest.

According to an old saying, ‘proper study of mankind is man.’ Man holds the pivotal position in ancient philosophical treatises. In the spiritual aspect of our life, the scriptures propound that ‘God made man in his own likeness.’ All this proves that man came into this world for a higher purpose. He is to be an instrument of justice, welfare driven social order, committed to peace and solidarity among all segments of society.  

However, unfortunately man has degenerated into a greedy, grasping, selfish creature. He has morphed into an insensitive, uncaring and narcissistic being.

If man wants to contribute to society, he has to be his own conscience keeper. 

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9 comments:

  1. Good one.. sounds great..keep sharing more cool articles buddy.......

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  2. Beautiful, touching ..profound . Hunger, humanity and history ... the three things which we have to work on !

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  3. hunger is absurd in this bountiful world. ticks me off...
    ROG, ABCW

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  4. Very relevant H words, Uppalji. We must take care.

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  5. Ha ha ha ha :D. . Those who don't know history are bound to repeat it! Fantastic :)

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  6. So well said. Yes, it is a sad situation. But their are some people who work to make it right.
    May I call your attention to http://www.heifer.org/
    It is a wonderful organization that fights world hunger by giving livestock and training to families in need. I was happy to work and live as a volunteer at Heifer Ranch in America.

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  7. History and hunger are certainly linked fir hunger causes emigration and war. This is a great post! Thank you.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  8. hunger is a sad thing, even in New Zealand, we have children coming to school with no breakfast

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